Longville, MN (September 6, 2014) – Levi LaVallee officially announced his retirement from racing snocross today, at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and became Pro in 2002 at the age of 20. LaVallee continued his professional career of snocross racing and raced under the Factory Polaris team for the last 12 years. With numerous podium finishes and wins, and being awarded “Fan Favorite” for 5 years in a row, the highlight of LaVallee’s professional snocross career would be earning the Pro Championship title in 2009.
“Ever since I was a little kid, it was my dream to be a professional snowmobile racer. I’ve had amazing support from my family, friends, fans, and sponsors over the years and know none of this was possible without them. Team LaVallee was formed five years ago with one thing in mind – still being able to stay in the industry I love, when I am done racing. Ultimately it was a very tough decision to step away from snocross, but I will still be out there competing in all of the snowmobile disciplines (including snocross) at the Winter X Games and passing down my experiences and knowledge to the riders on my team.” – Levi LaVallee (Co-Owner/Pro Snowmobiler, Team LaVallee)
LaVallee will now be concentrating his efforts into Pro Riders, Kyle Pallin, Jake Scott, and Andy Lieders. Helping mentor them with training and riding. In additional to running Team LaVallee, LaVallee will still be at every ISOC National event and plans to compete in all snowmobile disciplines at the Winter X Games. So don’t worry race fans, he will still be around . . . just keep your eyes open to see what he has next up his sleeve. Congratulations Levi for a successful and memorable snocross career and best of luck in your next chapter.